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    Quarter one 2015 review

    M&A activity started strongly in 2015, reaching the highest first quarter level since 2007. According to the latest Quarterly M&A Report from Zephyr, mergers and acquisitions targeting Western European companies in the first three months of 2015 rose to £197.7 billion, which represents a growth of 25% over the two...

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    Mergers & Acquisitions in March 2015

    March rounded off a successful first quarter and saw 241 acquisitions of UK based companies, according to professional deals database, Zephyr.   One of the month’s main talking points was the acquisition of Lastminute.com Ltd, a UK based online travel agency operator. The company was acquired by Netherlands based Online...

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    Technology Enabled Media & Marketing: Top 20 Deals of 2014

    For mergers and acquisitions as a whole, 2014 was another record breaking year and Ciesco have reported an increase of 24% on 2013 within the technology enabled media and marketing sector. The total disclosed value of transactions was almost £77 billion, compared to just £16.5 billion in 2013.   This...

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    2014 deal values 30% higher than 2013

    Total deal values in 2014  surpassed that of 2013 by a staggering 30%, making it the best year for deal values since 2007, according to the M&A Index from Deloitte.   On a global scale, businesses are in a much better position to acquire; they have built up greater cash...

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    M&A activity at its highest level since 2007

    A recent report by Thomson Reuters has revealed that M&A activity reached £2.3 trillion in 2014. The review shows that more than 40,000 M&A deals were announced in 2014 – representing a 6 % increase on 2013.   Global M&A activity was at its strongest towards the end of 2014...

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